150-Day Battle for Strong and Prosperous State Underway

first_img News NewsEconomy SHARE News 150-Day Battle for Strong and Prosperous State Underway Facebook Twitter AvatarJung Kwon Ho North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News By Jung Kwon Ho – 2009.05.06 5:14pm Shenyang, China — It has been reported that the North Korean authorities have instructed committees of the Party to undertake a “150-day battle” to achieve enhanced production targets. The instruction was conveyed to the entire membership of the Workers Party in a secret letter from the Central Committee of the Party in March. A source from North Pyongan Province told The Daily NK on the 4th, “The 150-day battle will progress from May 10th, the foundation day of the Workers’ Party, to October 10th. The fundamental aims are the construction of houses, the normalization of farming and railroads and enhancing the activities of local factories and mines.” A source from North Hamkyung Province also reported the same information, saying that, “A decree from the Central Committee of the Party was handed down entitled, ‘On carrying out the 150-day battle.’ However, the details have not been reported.” The reason why Pyongyang is encouraging members of the Workers Party to embark on the 150-day battle is nothing less than its own salvation; to build a “strong and prosperous state” by 2012 in the current situation where foreign aid is decreasing due to several recent, provocative acts including the missile launch of April 5th. Sources analyze that the authorities have decided, not for the first time, to try and squeeze fresh production achievements from the manpower of the citizens. One of the sources said, “The backdrop to the 150-day battle is to prepare an economic breakthrough to achieve their purpose: completion of the strong and prosperous state by 2012. There is also another meaning: that we are trying to form the foundations to live by ourselves, standing up to the U.S. sanctions against us.” The Workers Party handed over the secret letter, “Announcement to members of the Party,” on March 10, immediately after the delegates’ election to the Supreme People’s Assembly. In the letter, it suggested detailed tasks to complete a strong and prosperous socialist state by 2012. The precise production goals for the strong and prosperous state announced in the letter were to generate 7.76 million kilowatts of electricity a year, produce 33 million metric tons of metal, 13 million metric tons of coal and 7 million metric tons of food, move 72 million metric tons of freight and, additionally, modernize the economy and technology-intensive industries. North Korea has suggested such targets and undertaken citizen renovation campaigns when it has faced difficulties before. The most obvious cases were the “100-day battle” of 1978 and the “200-day battle” which took place 10 years later. During the “200-day battle” of 1988, the North Korean authorities completed facilities for the 13rd World Festival of Youth and Students, the first phase of construction of both the Suncheon Vinylon Complex and Sariwon Kalium Fertilizer Factory, and the construction of a 100 kilowatt hydraulic power plant and extension at the Kim Chaek Steel Mill. There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

Southern Co places $48m FGD order with MHI

first_img No posts to display Southern Co places $48m FGD order with MHI Southern Company is one of the six largest electricity providers in the US It owns and/or operates 79 generating stations with a total generating capacity near 39 000 MW. The company also owns five regulated retail electric utilities – Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power and Savannah Electric – and supplies energy in Georgia, Alabama, southeastern Mississippi and the panhandle region of Florida. Over 70 per cent of the electricity generated by SO relies on coal. The contract, which calls for retrofitting of the Gorgas power plant operated by Alabama Power, was awarded through Advatech Limited Liability Company, a US joint venture between URS Corporation and a local MHI subsidiary. In the DCFS system, limewater, a liquid absorbent slurry, is evenly distributed throughout the absorber tower from spray nozzles installed at the bottom, in contrast to conventional systems in which slurry is sprayed from the top. As a result the slurry contacts with the flue gas twice, first when sprayed upward and second upon its descent. Facebook Alabama Power is one of five utilities owned by SO. The total contract value is approximately 5bn yen ($48m). MHI, as owner of proprietary rights to the basic and process technologies of the FGD system, will be in charge of the overall FGD system design, processing technology, supply of major components for the absorption tower, and technical guidance for construction work and test operation. Advatech will undertake detailed design work, material procurement and supervision of the entire project. Twitter British carbon capture firm gains $11M in new funding Twitter The FGD system on order will be used to treat flue gas from three existing coal-fired boilers at the Gorgas plant: units No. 8, 9 and 10, with a total generation capacity of 1020 MW. The plant is located some 50 km northwest of Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city. The three boilers emit a combined total of some 4.4 million Nm3 (normal cubic meters) of flue gas per hour. MHI’s FGD system will enable greater than 98 per cent SO2 (sulphur dioxide) desulphurisation efficiency, made possible by the company’s proprietary Double Contact Flow Scrubber (DCFS) technology for the absorption tower, the core component of the system. The FGD system not only removes SO2 but also performs advanced treatment of soot, mercury and sulphur trioxide. These features are expected to enable the FGD system to make significant contributions to environmental preservation at other SO group power plants as well. To date, MHI has delivered more than 160 FGD systems worldwide. Now, on the heels of consecutive orders from two of America’s leading electricity providers, through Advatech. MHI intends to boost its FGD marketing activities within the expanding U.S. market, including increased assignment of engineering and marketing staff to the joint venture. 1.11.2005 Concrete solutions: Winners split $15M in carbon capture contest center_img TAGSSouthernCompany Carbon-capture firm Akers pursuing projects with Siemens, Honeywell & Doosan Babcock Facebook 11 January 2005 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for a large-scale flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) system from Southern Company (SO) of Atlanta, Georgia. For MHI, the order marks a successive award to install a large-scale FGD system in the U.S.; in late 2002 the company concluded an alliance contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for long-term supply of FGD systems. Previous articleSamsung orders 1.5 MW of Capstone microturbine systemsNext articleInnovation brings largest ever transaction of emissions allowances chloecox Linkedin EmissionsAir Pollution Control Equipment Services By chloecox – Linkedin Advatech, a 200-employee operation, was established in 2002 in anticipation of the surge in FGD system demand in response to the tighter emissions controls. The company was jointly founded by URS Corporation, a major U.S. engineering firm headquartered in San Francisco, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA), a local MHI subsidiary. MHIA has a 40 per cent interest in the joint venture. URS conducts a wide range of operations through 300 domestic and 30 international business bases, mainly in the fields of urban infrastructure and the environment, including public works such as bridges and transportation systems. URS also enjoys strong relationships with a range of local electricity providers. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Coal is used to produce more than 50 per cent of all electricity in the US, but only about a quarter of the country’s coal-fired power plants currently have FGD installations. In 2002, however, the federal government announced stringent emission control regulations obliging power companies to reduce their emissions of sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides from power generation facilities significantly by 2012. Due to this initiative, demand for FGD systems is increasing sharply both for new and existing coal-fired plants. In response to the tightened regulations, SO has launched a large-scale environmental preservation program. Installation of the FGD system at the Gorgas plant marks the first step in its execution.last_img read more

Maersk moves North-East England coverage from Immingham to Hull

first_imgThe service will be calling Rotterdam on Tuesday-Wednesday with a Saturday arrival/departure in Hull. “At Maersk, we continuously work on improving our local product offering, ensuring that our portfolio meets the expectations of our customers and helps them grow their business. Our short-sea connections complement our ocean services and connect our customers with markets around the world”, adds Asbjorn Kops. Author: Baibhav Mishra The English North-East is gaining importance for exports of fish and fresh produce to some of the world’s major markets and improved supply chain solutions create new opportunities for local businesses. Sea News, December 21center_img Starting January 12th, 2019, the short sea service, operated by BG Freight and currently calling Immingham, will be moved to Hull Container Terminal in East Yorkshire, also operated by Associated British Ports. “We are very pleased with the feedback received from our customers, who appreciate this short-sea connection with continental Europe, giving them full access to major ocean services via the transhipment hub in Rotterdam”, says Asbjorn Kops, Maersk’s Product Manager for UK & Ireland. “We’re proud to welcome the world’s largest container shipping line, Maersk, on board to the Hull Container Terminal, and we look forward to strengthening our partnership and untapping potential trade links”, said Simon Bird, ABP Humber Director.last_img read more

The debrief: Sheffield United (H)

first_imgBelow is a summary of what he had to say in the post-match press conference.Lee JohnsonLee Johnson admitted the game wasn’t a classic but believed it was a “classic result” given the strength of the oppositionThe head coach passed the credit fully on to his players for “executing the game plan”He said City had to go “toe to toe” with Sheffield United but “the plan was always to get us back to the way we play but with rejuvenated energy.”City’s three clean sheets in four pleased Johnson saying “that has got to be our backbone and our spirit.”On the team’s fitness he said: “We are fit team but we also brought fitness and energy on.”Johnson was “already proud of the players and the effort to nullify, contain and then go the other way. It was all the stuff that was unfashionable that we did well – the tracking of runners, filling those areas, the things you wouldn’t normally see unless you were analysing it. I was sitting there already proud, whether it had been a nil-nil draw or if we had been beaten one-nil.”A fan of goal-scorer Watkins, he said: “You’ll learn to love Marley over the 46 games because he’ll score goals, he’s strong and athletic. He’s not silky like Callum (O’Dowda), Eliasson (Niclas) or Pato (Jamie Paterson) but everybody has their individual qualities.”Johnson said Eros Pisano’s thigh problem had kept him out of the game and his injury is still being assessed.last_img read more

Caribbean Championships, a potential qualifier for Pan Am Games – Ninvalle

first_imgThe quality of competition coupled with exemplary discipline and a large, boisterous crowd enabled the just concluded Caribbean Boxing Championships to be a huge success for the Region on many fronts. And if President of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), Steve Ninvalle’s Christmas wish comes through, the annual fixture which was birthed in the 592 four years ago will evolve into a qualifier for the Pan American Games.The four-night event dubbed the ‘Boxing Olympics of the Caribbean’ was staged for the second time at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, attracting in excess of 70 boxers from nine territories.Desmond Amsterdam (right), gold medallist of the middleweight division, was one of the standout boxers of the four-night Caribbean Boxing Championships. (Emmerson Campbell photo)Besting Trinidad, Barbados and the other visitors, Team Guyana won the coveted country trophy and one year’s bragging rights but going forward, the championships could potentially pack a bigger punch for the Caribbean and its pool of talented boxers. Said Ninvalle yesterday “The competition highlighted some of the qualities of the  Region and we will decide on our move from here.” He added, “While in Russia (in November) I had applied to AIBA for the Caribbean Championships to be made a qualifier for the Pan Am Games. We are awaiting word and if that comes through, it will be a major boost.”Ninvalle then stated that he felt “heartened” after the curtain came down on the event on Sunday night.“I am heartened by the showing of our elite boxers in particular Desmond Amsterdam, Keevin Allicock and ‘The Beast from Berbice’ Jamaal Eastman. They have been part and parcel of a team that has represented Guyana well. Of course I must congratulate the entire Guyana team for regaining the Caribbean Championship, it was not an easy road and this competition was able to highlight some of the deficiencies we face as the Caribbean Region.” Ninvalle added “I must applaud the performances of the Jackman sisters, Abiola and Alesha. They have upped their skill level in a short space of time and Alesha is now in line for the Junior Sportswoman of the Year  award having won two gold medals in one year at Caribbean tournaments.”The GBA head then thanked the sponsors, AMBC, the Guyana Olympic Association, the Government of Guyana, Courts, Khalsan PR Inc, Bounty Farm, Maggie’s, Trustees Pawn Shop and Briso Promotion among others for their support of the tournament. Guyana topped the table with 10 gold medals. Trinidad finished with four gold medals while Barbados, Guadeloupe, St Lucia and St Maarten finished with one apiece. Allicock was named the overall best boxer of the event.(Emmerson Campbell)last_img read more